The serious outbreaks of community transmission of the coronavirus across Victoria and in Sydney make it look increasingly likely that severe restrictions will need to be reimposed in those places, and the Northern Territory needs "hard borders" to hotspots, writes DONNA AH CHEE (pictured) in an Op Ed for the Alice Springs News. She is the CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
What family support services, if any, exist incommunities like Ali Curung? asks AMSANT chairperson Donna Ah Chee, while calling for urgent implementation of Royal Commission recommendations, full POSI lockdown, removal of take-away alcohol licences from Stuart Highway roadhouses and an end to misinformation in the media.
There has been a large and unacceptable increase in harms since the decision was made to remove the police presence from bottle shops, writes Donna Ah Chee, CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Cops at bottle shops have contributed dramatically to a reduction of alcohol consumption, according to new data collected by the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee (pictured). But, she says, the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) should be brought back. ERWIN CHLANDA reports in our Two Years of CLP Government feature.
We welcome the latest Closing the Gap report card, saying the NT is the only jurisdiction currently on track to close the gap by 2031. This achievement is in large part the result of governments working in genuine partnership with Aboriginal community-controlled health services and investing new funds where they are most needed, writes Donna Ah Chee, CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Prominent Alice Springs woman Donna Ah Chee (pictured) has been appointed acting CEO of the troubled Congress.
Ms Ah Chee is the former deputy CEO of Congress but spent the last year heading up the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in Canberra.
Meanwhile speculation is rife that the NT Department of Justice, under whose legislation Congress is incorporated, will sack the Congress board and appoint a statutory manager. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.